Riverbed Details Top SharePoint Performance Challenges
CIOs are being asked to deal with quite a lot when it comes to ubiquitous collaboration platform SharePoint in 2014, it seems.
There are not just one but two migration waves around the technology, as its creator, Microsoft, has many sites looking at both the latest (2013) version of the code and its closely-related desktop suite, Office 365.
The result: some distinct performance challenges for the unwary.
This has just recently been expertly laid out in a post on the popular Riverbed Technology blog by one of the firm’s product marketing managers, Dormain Drewitz. After polling customers at a recent high profile US SharePoint event, Drewitz concludes that there are four clear warning lights that should be flashing for any SharePoint community right now.
These are the fact that so many sites are running hybrid (cloud and on-premise); complex migrations to the latest version of SharePoint that are also attempts to trim down the SharePoint estate; the tricky issue of getting users to work with the latest version of the system, plus a whole bunch of issues around error handling and support by Microsoft (‘correlations IDs’).
Drewitz works for Riverbed – the WAN optimisation specialists that helps organisations achieve location-independent computing.